Review: Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan

Paperback, 165 pages
Published February 5th 2013
ISBN: 1482016834 (ISBN13: 9781482016833)
edition language: English 
 
*Author provided in exchange for an honest review.*
 
Summary
 
 Katie and Adam are afraid of love.

She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.

When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape.

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam’s ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret.

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security.

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.

 
 
 
 The. Ending.
I don’t know how to review this without giving away the ending so I’m going to pretend the ending didn’t happen.
In a car accident Katie’s grandmother gets hurt. She meets Adam, a young paramedic still in med school. In Adam she finds a safe house, a rock to hold on to. After the accident they part, thinking they’ll never see each other again.
But, fate brings them together. Fate. Ahh, what a lovely concept.
They then do what any to young people who are attracted to each other, see each other and have the prospect of dating. They fall in love. What Adam doesn’t anticipate is her father. Her abusive ninny of a father. She has to escape.
I have mixed feeling for this entire book. Adam and Katie see each other for two seconds (okay maybe 5 minuets) and are suddenly head over heels in love with each other and can’t imagine life ever being the same. They have to go through almost trial like scenarios to be with each other…near death experiences and among them.
But is it enough to be together?
THE ENDING. OHMIGOSH. SO WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT 
 
 “The ending of HEARTBEAT is controversial.” Yup, Ms. Sullivan. No kidding
“The last chapter is full of shock value. It is a sudden shift that may catch you off guard.

I feel HEARTBEAT should come with a warning label on the cover – “Get ready to have your heart ripped out by the final page.” No kidding. I had to re read the ending like 4 times to figure out what happened and I’m still no really sure.


  -Jackie  

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